Roger Ali, MBA, C.Dir., CFRE

Roger Ali, MBA, CFRE

Roger D. Ali, MBA, C.Dir, CFRE, is an accomplished executive with 20+ years non-profit management experience delivering high-impact results through strategy development, relationship building and philanthropy. He is an authentic leader with deep C-level operational management experience and a passionate sector advocate serving on and working with diverse boards and stakeholder groups. Roger is a major gifts strategist and team coach with a proven track record of leading teams and comprehensive fundraising and marketing programs to raise $120 million+, including several capital and endowment campaigns.

Leadership roles include having served as President and CEO of the Niagara Health Foundation, where he doubled philanthropic income in less than four years and Vice President of Development at Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, where he doubled income and completed two major campaigns during his tenure. Roger has also served as Executive Director of the Bishop Strachan School Foundation, and as Director of Resource Development nationally for the Parkinson Society Canada. He is a management consultant specializing in governance, major gifts and campaign fundraising strategy and fundraising staff development.

He serves on the board of directors of Imagine Canada and is the Chair of the Governance and HR committee ; member of the Literacy Circle at The Charity Report; and past board member of the Hamilton Niagara Halton Brant (HNHB) Community Care Access Centre. He currently also serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global; where he is Chair-Elect. He is a Past Chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada; past President of the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter, where he was awarded the Recipient of Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017, and past Board Member and past Congress Chair of the AFP Toronto Chapter.

Roger holds a Chartered Director (C. Dir) designation in Governance from the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University; an MBA from Athabasca University; a BA Honours from McMaster University as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Administration and Management and is a Certified Fundraising Executive since 2000. He has continued nonprofit executive level education at Harvard and Stanford Universities. Roger resides in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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